Upcycle Or Recycle

Upcycle Or Recycle

Anything goes these days, so instead of spending a fortune on new furniture when you move house or throwing away things that have outgrown their use, why not see how you could repurpose them. As well as saving money, you’ll probably discover a creative side you never knew you had.

Giant Cable Reel

How often have you seen these giant reels lying around building sites or railway sidings. They are now becoming sought after items for repurposing – with a little time and imagination, they can be transformed into a coffee table or a garden table and chair set.

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Repurposed Ottoman

There was a time when furniture only seemed to be available in pine with a rather orange hue. It looks very tired nowadays, but before consigning it all to the tip, have a look at this idea for giving an unloved coffee table a new lease of life.


Garden Bench

This is like Lego for adults. A few breeze blocks and some lengths of wood and there’s no end to what you can create. The beauty of this bench is that once the summer is over (if it ever decided to begin), then you can quickly dismantle it and turn it into something else or store until next year.

Grass Bed

All right, this is more garden art than anything, but I’m sure it would be a comfy alternative to a lounger in the garden and it’s certainly a conversation piece. Click through on the link below to see some more strange and interesting garden planter ideas.


We’d love to know about any upcycle projects you have undertaken and see your before and after shots. Who knows, there could be a bottle of champagne for the best entry, which of course makes a great lamp base once drunk.

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